English I Unit 3 - Literary Nonfiction

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  1. memoir
    an account of the author's personal experiences
  2. autobiography
    a book or account of your own life
  3. resolute
    firm in purpose or belief
  4. biography
    an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  5. narrative
    an account that tells the particulars of an act or event
  6. paradox
    a statement that contradicts itself
  7. point of view
    a mental position from which things are perceived
  8. plot
    the story that is told, as in a novel, play, movie, etc.
  9. irony
    incongruity between what might be expected and what occurs
  10. climax
    reach a final or decisive stage
  11. conflict
    an open clash between two opposing groups
  12. denouement
    the outcome of a complex sequence of events
  13. sarcasm
    witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  14. personal
    concerning an individual or his or her private life
  15. symbolism
    the practice of investing things with arbitrary meaning
  16. perspective
    a way of regarding situations or topics
Created on September 2, 2019 (updated September 2, 2019)

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